DeviantArt Is the Real MVP

in #comics4 years ago

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When high school Theresa signed up for a Deviantart account so that she could post her embarrassing Naruto OCs and other anime fanart, never in her wildest dreams did she imagine she would be getting the majority of her comic work in her professional career from there. Nor did she have the foresight to choose a professional sounding username so that she didn't have to jump through hoops to find an email address to message as opposed to replying directly to the job forum's ad (thus revealing that she was in fact xxshikamaruxxluverxx...)

Anyways it kind of crazy to me that a website that, at least to high school Theresa, was known for bad fanfic and indulgent OCs has become an awesome outlet for me to connect with writers from all over the place. This latest project that I'm working on has been a dream; it's like the story was made for me. Let's see if you can guess why it's got me all jazzed.

If you guessed that it's because it's a horror comic that takes place in the 1800s that has AMC's The Terror vibes all over it, then you know me very well.

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The story is a 16-page comic that will ultimately be a part of the writer's online anthology. Above are the thumbnails I did a few weeks ago. I'll almost finished with the project, being well into the inking stage. I'd like to write a few more posts about the project in the future but for now, here are some progress shots for one of the panels.

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If you'd like to keep up with more of my work you can check me out at the following:

Instagram: @la.fumettista
Tumblr: http://la-fumettista.tumblr.com/tagged/art
Twitter: @TheresaChiechi
Website: https://www.theresachiechi.com/

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Heh, I also had a deviantart account under a different username back then, posting 3d-renders -- and yeah, I feel the same about all the things you mention!

The short comic looks very interesting, and your Terror reference gives it even more points on the thrill scale. Give us a notice when it goes online, thank you :)

These look great! I love looking at your thumbnails... so clean and precise compared to my random scribbles!!! 😆

Thank you! I'm always afraid that the writers I work with won't understand my thumbnails but so far so good. There are some artist's thumbs which look like they could be the finished page. I don't know what witchcraft they use...

Look at that scenery panel, version by version it just keeps getting better, which is quite amazing. You have a good detailing skill, Theresa :).        
                     
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Thanks! I'm actually really happy with how this comic is coming along. Can't wait to share more once it's done.


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Your thumbnails are amazing stuff, Theresa, I can follow the flow of panel to panel on each page... Really amazeballs * ___ *

Love the panel's progression that you showed at the end too! So cool to see a panel goes through the stages as it comes together to its final form :)

I was too stupid and too shy to DA well. But I am glad that DA had taken off for you :D Such a genuine person that you are <3

Thank you <3 <3 I really want to change my DeviantArt name so I could treat it like another portfolio thing, but I don't feel like paying for the membership that would allow me to do so :(

Amazing, and I'm trying to catch up with everyone today. I like seeing your layout to inking, always gives perspective to we other dabblers in art.

I only started a devianart page last month. I sort of knew it existed but just never knew much about it. And to be honest I started the page and forgot about it until now. However, your post has made me think, I should put it in my que of daily things to look at at least.

I'm glad to see you are busy as well, makes me feel better, I guess busy-ness, like misery, loves company ;)

Thank you!! I think Devianart has really shaped up over the years. It's always good to get your artwork on as many platforms as you can but I also forget about it quite often. I update it every now and again but it's not one of my priorities. I just mostly use the site for the job forum.

Hello @la-fumettista, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!